4 days in Dresden, Meissen & Pirna Itinerary

4 days in Dresden, Meissen & Pirna Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Saxony holiday planner

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Dresden
— 1 night
Drive
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Meissen
— 1 night
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Pirna
— 1 night
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Dresden

— 1 night

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at The Dresden Zwinger, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Katholische Hofkirche, then admire the striking features of Bruehlsche Terrasse, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Kunsthofpassage.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Dresden trip itinerary tool.

Lisbon, Portugal to Dresden is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in August; daily highs in Dresden reach 28°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Meissen.

Things to do in Dresden

Historic Sites · Museums

Meissen

— 1 night
Meissen is a town of approximately 30,000 about 25km northwest of Dresden on both banks of the Elbe river in the Free State of Saxony, in eastern Germany. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Moritzburg, then explore the historical opulence of Albrechtsburg Castle, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Dom zu Meissen.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Meissen trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Dresden to Meissen in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or ride a tram. August in Meissen sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Pirna.

Things to do in Meissen

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pirna

— 1 night
Pirna is a town in the Free State of Saxony, Germany, capital of the administrative district Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Koenigstein Fortress and then examine the collection at Stadtmuseum Pirna.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Pirna trip planner.

Drive from Meissen to Pirna in an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. On the 11th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pirna

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip